Confirmed teams: Chelsea vs Man Utd – Martial left out, James starts

Chelsea and Manchester United do battle at Wembley Stadium this afternoon to determine who will face Arsenal in this season’s FA Cup final.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer’s side were only in action on Thursday, beating Crystal Palace 2-0 in the Premier League, whilst the Blues have had an additional 48 hours’ rest in comparison.

The two teams for today’s game are confirmed as:


Willy Caballero; Reece James, Cesar Azpilicueta, Anthony Rudiger, Kurt Zouma, Marcos Alonso; Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic; Willian, Olivier Giroud, Mason Mount

Substitutes: Kepa, Andreas Christensen, Fikayo Tomori, Emerson Palmeiri, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Pedro, Christian Pulisic, Tammy Abraham

Manchester United

David de Gea; Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Eric Bailly, Harry Maguire, Brandon Williams; Nemanja Matic, Fred, Bruno Fernandes; Daniel James, Marcus Rashford

Substitutes: Sergio Romero, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Scott McTominay, Paul Pogba, Andreas Pereira, Juan Mata, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Odion Ighalo

David de Gea starts in the FA Cup for the first time this season, whilst Ole Gunnar Solksjaer has switched to a back three as Eric Bailly comes into the starting lineup. Brandon Williams has recovered from his cut above the eye to start as the left wingback, whilst Aaron Wan-Bissaka continues down the other flank.

There’s a start for Daniel James for the first time since Manchester United’s 1-1 draw at Tottenham Hotspur in their first game back following the restart. The Wales international looks set to partner Marcus Rashford in attack, with both Anthony Martial and Odion Ighalo named among the substitutes.

Frank Lampard has stuck with his cup goalkeeper, Willy Caballero and also appears to start with thee centre-backs.

Creativity in Chelsea’s team will come through Willian and Mason Mount, whilst Olivier Giroud keeps his place in the starting lineup, ahead of Tammy Abraham.